Dear West Virginia AWWA Members,

In light of recent events surrounding COVID-19, the Board of Directors of the West Virginia Section of AWWA, in conjunction with the West Virginia Water Environment Association, have made the decision to cancel the 2020 AWWA-WEA Joint Conference at Canaan Valley in May.

Any registrations that have already been submitted will be refunded in full.

Due to this cancellation, the Boards have decided to return to Canaan Valley next year from May 16-19, 2021 so mark your calendars.

Please be on the lookout for upcoming information regarding training opportunities later this year to make up for the cancellation.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at

Thank you for your understanding and stay safe.

Annual Conference Overview

Each year, the West Virginia Section of the American Water Works Association (WVAWWA) and the West Virginia Water Environment Association (WVWEA) host a joint conference with workshops and professional sessions, competitions, and the latest technologies in the exhibit hall. The annual conference is always a great opportunity for professional development and networking with others from across the state.

upcoming 2020 joint conference

WV AWWA/WEA Conference Announcement – Save the Date!
Sunday, May 17– Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Canaan Valley Resort- Davis, WV

On behalf of the West Virginia Section of the American Water Works Association and the West Virginia Water Environment Association Board of Directors, please allow us to extend a warm welcome and invitation to you to attend the 2020 Annual Joint Conference. This year’s conference will take place at Canaan Valley Resort and Conference Center in Davis.

The festivities will begin on Sunday, May 17, 2020 with our annual Terry Smith Memorial Golf Tournament, followed by a picnic from 3:00 p.m.—7:00 p.m. at the Canaan Main Lodge Pavilion (map included). We will be having live music and the tapping and meter madness contests at the picnic. The conference will conclude on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 with the Annual Business Meeting. The Program Committees from the WEA and AWWA have compiled a diverse technical session schedule offering numerous CEH opportunities.

We anticipate a full exhibit hall with the latest water and wastewater industry related technology displayed and expert technical representatives to present their information. Please make it a priority to browse the exhibit hall and interact with the vendors. Their participation helps make our conference possible each year through their generous support.

In addition to the wonderful scholarship golf outing, picnic, tapping/meter madness competitions, and traditional conference training as offered in the past, we have some exciting new opportunities this year! On Monday, May 20, 2020, we are pleased to announce our second annual Operator Training Day, with training provided with the Environmental Training Center (ETC). The WVBPH Mobile Training Unit will also be onsite, with Bac-T and Chemical Feed pump basic training, provided by WV Rural Water Association.

We encourage you to come and take advantage of everything that this year’s conference has to offer – great food, fun, fellowship, professional development and the latest technologies in the exhibit hall. See you at Canaan Valley Resort!

Remember, you can even book online by following these instructions:

Go to this link

Enter group id and password

Group ID: 16753         Passcode: 37001014

Click “make a reservation”

Click on the actual calendar the dates of stay – room options will appear to the right,

complete information for reservation. Do not use the drop down boxes to select dates. Online booking is available for your attendees during your block dates only. If someone would like to book outside the block dates please have them contact our reservations department at

1-304-866-4121 ext. 7701


Don’t Forget to Register for the Wastewater Operator Training Day

AWWA Annual Conference & Exposition (ACE)

ACE20 | Annual Conference

June 14-17, 2020
Orlando, FL

For registration, hotel, and program information please visit the official website for the annual conference and exposition.

Future ACE Dates

Date City
June 14-17, 2020 Orlando, FL
June 13-16, 2021 San Diego, CA
June 12-15, 2022 San Antonio, TX
June 11-14, 2023 Toronto, ON

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